Henry Croswell et al. in Bedfordbury Mission Church, Covent Garden, London - 27 January, 1884, 07:00 PM
from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 370:
O[rgan]. – A fine organ as we all agreed.
H[ymns]. – A. & M. - There was one before the service and also "Praise t[o] the Holiest …" as well as "All people that one [sic] earth …"
C[hoir]. – A full surpliced choir of ten boys and six mene [sic], one with a f[ull?] masher collar and all well behaved. The singing was equal to that of a parish church.
[The congregation numbered] 150 – There were adults in the middle … more >>
Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 370. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1552997533002 accessed: 8 December, 2023 (By permission of the British Library.)
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|Date/Time||27 January, 1884, 07:00 PM|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, indoors, in public|
Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records. ‘Hymns Ancient and Modern for use in the Services of the Church’ (1861; Appendix, 1868; Second edition, 1875; Supplement, 1889) was envisaged as an anthology of the best hymns available and became the most widely-used hymnbook in the Church of England during the late nineteenth century. William Henry Monk (1823–89) was musical editor.